Long silk scarf, hand painted scarf, purple arashi shibori silk scarf, 100% habotai silk scarf, hand dyed silk scarf, unique gift for her, ladies silk scarf
Materials: 100% silk habotai, professional French steam fixed dyes
Dimensions: 147 x 38 cms
Description: This 100% silk habotai hand painted scarf is a one of a kind piece of wearable art and is called Wisteria.
This long purple ladies scarf was created using a Japanese technique called Arashi Shibori. I dyed the scarf a shade of lilac first, steamed fixed it and then pole wrapped it, wrapped it with string. The silk was then concertinaed to create tight folds. A selected few dyes were then applied which when dry, create marks and lines which may appear like driving rain. Arashi means storm.
I have showcased several ways of wearing the scarf in my images which may help you get the most out of your purchase.
This long silk scarf measures 147 x 38 cms, approx. 57 x 15 inches and has a hand rolled hem.
I use French professional dyes for my scarves; they are steamed to fix the permanency of the colours and then washed to remove any excess.
The scarves are hand washable:
- Hand wash in cold water with a little mild soap, do not soak the scarf.
- Wring gently wrapped up in a soft towel.
- Hang out to dry, away from direct sunlight.
- Iron on a low heat setting while the scarf is still damp, under a cotton cloth.
Each scarf is packaged in tissue paper with a printed swing tag which also includes care instructions.
If your purchase is to be a gift for someone else; your mother, sister, friend or perhaps your bridesmaid, I can include a personalised message with the silk scarf. Please include a message to me when checking out.
All my silk scarves are hand painted with love using various techniques; some are Japanese in origin like the shibori and arashi shibori, on some, I use salt to manipulate the dyes into unique designs and some are techniques I have developed over the years. They are always evolving, therefore I recommend checking back regularly to see new products. I try to limit my palette to 3 or 4 colours for each scarf, this allows them to be stand-alone statement pieces and they complement many types of outfits and can dress up or down any ensemble. These are timeless pieces that should grace every wardrobe. Please note; no two scarves will be alike as they are painted freehand and the dyes never move or blend in the same way. This of course means your scarf will be unique, no need to worry about turning up to an event with the same item as someone else! You will feel amazing, special and look gorgeous wearing one of my scarves.